Basil variety of categories. In terms of morphology with large leaves, small leaves; Friendly green leaves are purple or green body; both leaves and stems are purple etc. Of smell, it smells kind of reclining cinnamon, lemon, citronella smell etc.
Or cinnamon basil Western Europe (sweet basil), also known as sweet cinnamon, cinnamon West, West very fragrant basil, pungent odor bold, fresh and cool. The name comes from the Greek basil basilikohn, meaning “emperor,” by ancient Greeks very precious because they use it as basil so many drugs. West usually smooth cinnamon leaves, oval circle, not the equal but very tasty and usually eaten raw or used in the seasoning for pasta dishes (pasta), salad, barbecue, pizza. West Cinnamon particularly suitable as the type of tomato sauce, cheese sauce, pesto sauce, tomato soup, cheese soup, tomato salad cheese. Some typical dishes of Italian cuisine Italian figurative flag with three red, green, and white (like pizza, salad), in which the color blue made up of basil leaves, tomatoes and red white mozzarella cheese.
Vietnam basil in basil common species of Southeast Asia (many argue that the original tree originating from China and India, Europe is often known under the name of Thai basil (Thai basil). basil Vietnam more mild smell than basil in Europe, sometimes flavored with cinnamon. the leaves and young shoots basil cinnamon is used as a vegetable in the dish served with fragrant as pig hearts, duck, duck meat, bun cha, bun bo hue, pho (South). seeds of this species has bloating level powerful mucus that accumulates in the water, usually used as raw materials in special beverage that is popular grain porridge é flute fog.
In basil from 0.4 to 0.8% essential oil. Pale yellow oils, scented pleasant. Many parts of the world has grown basil in industrial scale mainly as a source of plant material for making distillates or aromatics. In folk can get excellent oral treatment of fever trees; combination of leaves to boil water bath, steam water makes sweating; stomach pain, indigestion; catheterization; gargling and sucking pain, tooth decay. Often using the old stems, leaves and flowers.